Multiple Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Hosts ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by excelBRISKbaby, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. I have 3 computers on a Gigabit LAN. Two of these have wireless connections
    to a router and then the internet. The router is too far away to physically
    connect to the LAN.

    I know that I can set one of these computers to be the ICS host and the
    others can use his signal to get onto the internet. However, this means that
    3 computers will be sharing a small bandwidth for the internet.

    Is there a way to connect both of the wireless connections to expand the
    bandwidth?
    Can the 3 computers share the bandwidth of both connections?
    Can a single computer use the bandwidth of both connections?
     
    excelBRISKbaby, Aug 1, 2007
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  2. I am not sure I understand the question, but I would say yes and you may need to modify the routing table. this example may help,

    RoutingOne router goes to the corporation email server and another one goes to the Internet. Symptoms: you have one router connecting to the corporation for email ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/routing.htm


    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    I have 3 computers on a Gigabit LAN. Two of these have wireless connections
    to a router and then the internet. The router is too far away to physically
    connect to the LAN.

    I know that I can set one of these computers to be the ICS host and the
    others can use his signal to get onto the internet. However, this means that
    3 computers will be sharing a small bandwidth for the internet.

    Is there a way to connect both of the wireless connections to expand the
    bandwidth?
    Can the 3 computers share the bandwidth of both connections?
    Can a single computer use the bandwidth of both connections?
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Aug 2, 2007
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  3. Here is a diagram of the setup. Hopefully it will clear up the scene.
    http://www.imagehosting.com/out.php/i986205_CPUsetup.JPG

    I am using this setup because Computer 1 is a HTPC/File hosting computer.
    The hub will allow streaming media to/from the other computers (computer 2
    and computer 3).

    Here is an example scenario that I can foresee. Computer 1, which doesn't
    have a wireless card to access the internet, wishes to check email/surf
    websites/ etc., Computer 2 is playing an online videogame, while Computer 3
    is downloading an update.

    I know that computer 1 will have to use A wireless connection from computer
    2 or 3 via the hub to access the internet. However, will all 3 computers be
    using a single wireless card to access the internet or can the 3 computers
    use both wireless cards to have the internet?

    Here's another scenario. Computer 2 and 3 are idle, with respect to the
    internet. Can computer 1 use both wireless cards to transfer a file? That is,
    can the internet speeds of a single computer increase past the capabilities
    of a single wireless card?
     
    excelBRISKbaby, Aug 2, 2007
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